- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

NEWINGTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Georgia woman has been killed by her boyfriend’s pit bull.

Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile told media outlets in a statement Tuesday that 30-year-old Michelle Wilcox was found dead Monday night at a home near Newington from an apparent dog attack.

Kile says no one else was home at the time of the incident. He says the male pit pull was put down by the owner immediately following the discovery of the attack.

He says an autopsy revealed Wilcox died as a result of injuries received from the attack.

Investigators say Wilcox was familiar with the pets at that residence and had handled them safely on numerous occasions in the past. None of the dogs in the home had any known history of viciousness or aggression.

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